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2017-05-26: Tour Music: PopMart Tour

It’s been 20 years since PopMart, and although that time has passed, there are many who remember the tour with fondness, including some of the music surrounding the tour. As we have done with other tours, we are putting together a list of the songs that surrounded PopMart, from the preshow songs to the songs used after the shows. If you would like we’ve put together a Spotify playlist you...

2017-05-23: Songs of Experience: “You’re the Best Thing About Me” to be the Next Single

[Be warned, there are some spoilers for the current tour in the last few paragraphs. Do not read any further if you wish to stay spoiler free on songs played.]

On May 15, 2017. The Irish Times published an article by Brian Boyd, who was present prior to the U2 concert in Seattle when Bono and The Edge spoke about the tour. During the conversation, Bono identified that sports commentator...

2017-05-19: Light My Way: Joshua Tree 2017 (Spoilers)

Warning, spoilers ahead for the U2 Joshua Tree 2017 Tour!

One of the visual pieces that accompanies the tour is a set of photographs of women which play on the backdrop while U2 perform “Ultra Violet (Light My Way)”. The women come from a wide range of ages, and backgrounds, but most are recognized as playing a role in human rights, and human rights throughout the ages. Every show those...

2017-05-17: The History Mix: U2 on MFSL

As the Joshua Tree 2017 Tour winds through North America, the 30th anniversary release of the album is just a couple of weeks away. The re-release of U2’s (first) magnum opus features a 2007 remaster supervised by The Edge, but many fans may not realize that The Joshua Tree was remastered once before, over 20 years ago, and released on a specially imprint called Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab...

2017-05-15: #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 Pre-Show Songs

One of our favourite things to do for each U2 tour is to track the soundtrack of the day, and we have been, right back to the PopMart Tour. On past tours such as Vertigo and U2360, the music heard in the stadiums was compiled by Gavin Friday and is usually the same for each show but may not start / end in the same place each time. As the tour progresses the music does shift and change.

For...

2017-05-13: The Joshua Tree Tour Poetry

Before and after Mumford and Son sappeared on stage, the lights came up and we saw projections of words on the screen to the right of the screen. The inclusion of this poems were tipped ahead of the show when news that Parliament of Canada’s Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke had licensed two poems to the production.

But it was not just Clarke’s poems that scrolled on the screen, there...

2017-05-09: Spoilers: U2 Joshua Tree Tour Rehearsals Begin

SPOILER ALERT: The article below contains information about the possible set list of #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 Tour.

Last Updated: May 9, 2017

THE SONGS:

Tour rehearsals have started in BC Place Stadium in Vancouver BC. The band are now performing on the main stage, and the sound can be heard outside of the walls of the stadium. As promised, the band has performed The Joshua Tree in whole,...

2017-05-08: Spoilers: U2 Licences Poetry for Opening Vancouver Concert

George Elliot Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1960, and his poetry is now set to be featured in U2’s upcoming tour. Announced today in an article by Sue Carter, in Quill and Quire, U2 has apparently licensed two poems by George Elliot Clarke for use at their Vancouver concert on May 12, 2017. The concert is the opening concert in the 2017 tour of The Joshua Tree, and the poems are...

2017-05-07: The History Mix: The Joshua Tree 1987 Intro and Exit Music

WARNING: The last few paragraphs of this article may contain SPOILERS for the upcoming #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 Tour. Specifically the section includes discussion of the song recently heard during rehearsals which may be a song that U2 will use in the show. No songs that U2 are currently rehearsing are mentioned in this article.

One of the things we love here at U2Songs.Com has been tracing...

2017-05-03: U2.Com Subsciption Gift Information

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2017-04-25: Record Store Day 2017 Uncovered: The Best-Selling Vinyl Albums and Singles Revealed

Record Store Day was all about the legendary David Bowie.

Record Store Day 2017 was another huge success that saw avid vinyl fans queuing in the wind and rain in the early hours of the morning on Saturday (April 22) to get their hands on some elite, limited edition records. While some will have missed out, many of you across the UK snapped up what you wanted.

And that’s where we come in....

2017-04-24: U2 Hits Hot 100 with Kendrick Lamar, Highest Charting Song Since “Vertigo”

Whether you liked the track “XXX” by Kendrick Lamar featuring U2, or not, there is no arguing that U2 have found a spot on the biggest album of 2017 to date appearing on Lamar’s album DAMN.

U2 have arrived back in the Billboard Hot 100 charts with their appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s “XXX”. The song charted at number 33 in the Hot 100 chart with an estimated weekly streaming count of 23.3...